PAC, Pacific Aerospace CT/4 Airtrainer


Pacific Aerospace CT-4E Airtrainer © George Canciani
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The Pacific Aerospace CT/4 Airtrainer is a single-engine two-seat aerobatic trainer aircraft produced by the New Zealand manufacturer AESL, Aero Engine Services Ltd, later Pacific Aerospace Corporation Ltd., today Pacific Aerospace Ltd., operated by the Royal Australian Air Force, Royal New Zealand Air Force, Royal Thai Air Force and the Republic of Singapore Air Force.
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelLycoming AEIO-540 L1B5
Engine Power224 kW300 hp
max. Cruise Speed272 km/h147 kts
  169 mph
max. Speed (vne)383 km/h207 kts
  238 mph
Service Ceiling5.547 m18.200 ft
Range991 km535 NM
616 mi.
Empty Weight807 kg1.780 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.180 kg2.601 lbs
Wing Span7,92 m25 ft 12 in
Wing Area12,0 m129 ft
Length7,16 m23 ft 6 in
Height2,59 m8 ft 6 in
First Flight23.02.1972
Production Statusin production
Developed fromVicta Aircruiser
other TCDSCAA NZ A-10
Data for (Version)Pacifc Aerospace CT/4E
VariantsCT/4, CT/4A, CT/4B, CT/4E